The Road to Civil War

Aaron A. Sargent

(September 28, 1827 — August 14, 1887) Sargent was a printer, cabinetmaker, and American politician. Aaron Sargent was born in Essex County, Massachusetts and moved to California in 1849. He worked at the Nevada Daily Journal while he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He served as the district attorney for Nevada County (1855-1856), and was elected to the State Senate (1856). Sargent was elected as a Republican to the Forty-First and Forty-Second Congresses from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1873. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

Member of California Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display], California Delegation - The Civil Rights Act of 1875 .

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